Layr Selected for Big I’s Agents Council for Technology

By   |  02/09/2022

Layr is proud to join Big I as the newest company partner of their Agents Council for Technology (ACT)!


“We think Layr will be a solid partner for ACT,” says Ron Berg, ACT executive director. “The digitalization of commercial lines insurance is crucial for independent agents to serve their small business customers, and there’s still so much room for streamlining and innovation. We’re glad to have Layr on board as we continue to spearhead progress in commercial lines technology.”


Layr is a fully digital InsurTech dedicated to making high-quality commercial insurance fast, easy and profitable for brokers and small business customers alike. We deliver a broker-focused all-in-one insurance distribution solution combining artificial intelligence (AI) rating algorithms with an intuitive client-facing self-service portal. With our offerings, agencies can either shift their existing small business books to our in-house service team via Layr Apex or use our software to service books in-house via Base Layr.


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“The time to catch up with small business insurance consumers’ needs through digitalization is now, and we’re proud to join the ACT community to bring cutting-edge solutions to the industry’s commercial lines technology pain points,” says Phillip Naples, co-founder, and CEO of Layr. “Independent agents deserve efficient, powerful commercial lines tools to equip them to serve their customers. We look forward to continuing to pursue our shared mission of better business insurance for all.”


Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice® brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans, and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.


The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) was established in January 1999 by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) to provide a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the independent agency system. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues.


ACT members include:

Industry associations and consultants: ACORD, CSIO, IIABA, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, Angela Adams Consulting Services, Steve Anderson Consulting, WSIA

Technology providers: AgencyKPI, Agency Revolution, Agentero, Applied Systems/IVANS, AssureSign, CoverWallet for Agents, CyberClearSafe, DAIS, Duck Creek Technologies, EZLynx, GloveBox, HawkSoft, Indio Technologies, ITC, Insurance Agent Mobile Application, Layr, LegacyArmour, Levitate, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Neilson Marketing Services, North American Software Associates, Rigid Bits, SimplePin, Simply Easier Payments/EchoSage, Strategic Insurance Software, TEKRiSQ, Vertafore, Veruna, Xanatek, XDimensional Technologies

User groups: AgentLynx by EZLynx, Applied Client Network, the HawkSoft Users Group, NetVU, the Nexsure User Group, Partner XE User Community

Carriers: Allstate IA, The Berkley Companies, Central Insurance, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, CNA, Columbia Insurance Group, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, EMC Insurance Companies, Encompass, Encova Insurance, Grange Insurance, The Hanover Insurance Group, The Hartford, Hartford Steam Boiler, Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Main Street America Group, Merchants Insurance Group, MetLife Auto & Home, Nationwide Insurance, New York Central Mutual Insurance, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, Penn National Insurance, Progressive, Safeco Insurance, Selective Insurance Company of America, Travelers, Utica National Insurance Group, Western National Insurance and Westfield Insurance